Ancient Forest

by Mark Brennan

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Koen Veldeman
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Koen Veldeman Beautiful and entirely noise-free forest soundscape. This kind of ear massage is no longer available in a radius of 100 Km from where I live - there is always the sound of a car, plane or another machine. I especially like that the recordings are really long, it gives me the feeling of sinking into the recorded environments. It's a pity that most of us now have to resort to digital reproductions of these natural paradises, but as far as they go, these are absolutely perfect.


The album, Ancient Forest, took a year too record. Within these recordings you will hear the soundscape of an increasingly rare eco-system, the old growth virgin forest.

Recorded on location in Abraham Lake, an old growth Red Spruce and Hemlock woodland in Nova Scotia, “Ancient Forest” will take you deep into this living cathedral, for a listening experience that will captivate and relax you.

I was compelled to produce this work because of the rarity of these ecosystems, many of the sounds you hear are the same sounds that echoed through these trees thousands of years ago. Having never been touched by humans, the soundscape is perhaps as close to true wilderness as you can experience. The track Boreal Forest Sunrise was recorded nearby in an ancient wetland.


released June 23, 2011

Wild Earth Voices, Mark Brennan



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Mark Brennan Nova Scotia

Canadian Visual artist & Nature Recordist, Mark Brennan's, interest in wild places has led him on a path of self discovery. As a landscape painter, naturalist & nature recordist his travels have taken him to Wilderness areas across Canada. From Banff National Park to the windswept coastlines of Labrador, his relationship with nature has deepended over time & with it - his work in wild nature. ... more

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